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calendar   Thursday - April 02, 2020

Go To Hell

Governor HalfWhit the hypocrite now wants medicine she just denied the other day

Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration has requested an emergency supply of the drugs President Trump touted as having success treating patients with severe symptoms of the novel coronavirus, in a reversal from the state’s directive to medical professionals last week to avoid the medication for this purpose.

Michigan, this week, requested hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine from the Strategic National Stockpile for physicians to use to help treat patients with COVID-19, after the Food and Drug Administration over the weekend granted an emergency use authorization for the anti-malarial drugs.

But last week, Whitmer’s administration threatened physicians prescribing the drugs, saying they were subject to “administrative action” should they continue to use the medication.

Actions have consequences. Michigan has had plenty of time to overthrow their governor by now. They haven’t, so to hell with them. Maybe I’m going stir-crazy from the isolation. Maybe I’ve just had it up to here with the hypocrisy, treason, and dirty politics. Fuck this woman, and fuck her entire state.

PK. I’ll soften that up. Having now proved her utter incompetence and her absolute lack of concern over the welfare of the people of Michigan, Governor Whitmer should immediately resign in disgrace. Then and only then can Michigan get some pills and some PPE gear. 





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/02/2020 at 01:27 PM    avatar
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SALTy San Fran Nan Doing It Again

Pelosi Pushing Tax Cuts For The Rich

Wait, I thought that was the purview of Trump and Bush??

And I question the timing of this.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is pushing for a new stimulus bill that would roll back the state and local tax deduction (SALT) cap, a proposal that would predominantly help wealthy individuals — including most residents in Pelosi’s district and perhaps even Pelosi herself.

A 2019 report from the Joint Committee on Taxation projected that of those who would face lower tax liability from the elimination of the SALT cap – which only affects those who itemize tax deductions – 94 percent earn at least $100,000. The government would lose out on $77.4 billion in tax dollars, with more than half of that amount being saved by taxpayers earning $1 million or more. Those earning more than $200,000 would reap most of the balance.

But ain’t the Dems always screaming that the rich should pay their fair share?

What a self-serving hypocrite. Yeah, like that’s news.

Just a reminder, this SALT cap hasn’t made much of an impact in states with reasonable levels of taxation. It only has a big impact in the high tax states like CA, NY, NJ. And a funny thing, all those places seem to be run by Dems, since forever.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/02/2020 at 08:07 AM    avatar
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calendar   Wednesday - April 01, 2020

Let Him Catch Hell

I’m not the one who drives the train
Nor even rings the bell
But if that train should jump the tracks
It’s me who catches Hell.

Lunatic Casey Jones Tries To Sink Hospital Ship With Locomotive

SAN PEDRO, LOS ANGELES (KABC)—An engineer deliberately ran a train off the tracks at high speed near the Port of Los Angeles in an attempt to crash into and damage the USNS Mercy hospital ship, prosecutors say.

The Pacific Harbor Line train derailed Tuesday, running through the end of the track and crashing through barriers, finally coming to rest about 250 yards from the docked naval ship.

Federal prosecutors allege train engineer Eduardo Moreno, 44, of San Pedro intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was “suspicious” and did not believe “the ship is what they say it’s for.’”

The train crashed into a concrete barrier at the end of the track, smashed through a steel barrier and a chain-link fence, slid through one parking lot and then a second lot filled with gravel and hit a second chain-link fence. It came to rest after passing under a ramp leading to the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The train remained in that position Wednesday.

No one was injured in the derailment, but the train leaked fuel that required a hazmat response.

The U.S. Navy hospital ship Mercy received its first patients Sunday after docking at the Port of Los Angeles.

Authorities say Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally, but said he did not plan in out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.

He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included “You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don’t know what’s going on here. Now they will.”

Officials say video from inside the train’s cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.

Moreno has been charged with one count of train wrecking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.

To be an honest journalist, it wasn’t the whole train, just the locomotive. And it didn’t actually derail as much as it went off the end of the in a siding, knocking down the stop barrier, a steel highway barrier, some concrete lane divider barriers, and a couple hundred yards of pavement. The guy may be loco, but his idea had merit; it was flat, open, and paved the whole way from the siding to the ship. Except the pavement wasn’t made to support 200 tons of engine on sharp edged wheels. It dug in and eventually came to a stop. Plus the stern of the hospital ship wasn’t quite up against the dock, so the choo-choo would have had to swim the gap. And choo-choos are the worst swimmers out there.

I’d tell you how much this particular locomotive weighs, but I’m a bridge spotter not a train spotter, so I don’t know my engines. Looks pretty damn big to me though.

Send this lunatic to the the rubber room for 100 years. 





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/01/2020 at 08:32 PM    avatar
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It’s Strange Out There

Our local grocery store has added plexiglass shields around the check outs.  I guess it works as some kind of cough barrier. And they only have every other register open to provide lateral social distancing. 6 foot markers all over the floors.At least they don’t have security guy outside with a counter. or one way aisles. Yet. They’re doing that across the river in NY. X number of customers in the store, nobody else gets in until somebody leaves.

We broke down and got some take out Thai from our local restaurant. We’ve been a bit hesitant to do this, because we don’t know the condition of the folks doing the cooking. But they put up a reassuring message online, so we went for it. Pick your selections from the online menu, call them up, give them your name and credit card info. The place has a short right angle entryway to keep the wind out. They have a table across the end of it, and our bag was on the table, with the credit card slip next to it. One visible employee, behind the regular counter 20 feet away. I waved. We’d ordered 3 lunches, so we had plenty to eat. Nice glass noodle chicken soup came with the meals. Gave them a nice tip too. I’d pulled up right in front, so I was in and out in 30 seconds. The food was good, but the experience was kind of strange.

We’d talked a few days ago that everywhere might become a plexiglass city. That’s the term for city stores in high crime areas. You go in the door into a cubicle of bulletproof glass, place your order, put your money in the slot, and a little door opens with your stuff. That might be where the world is going.

OTOH, our grocery store started up Shop From Home quite some time ago, and they deliver. Sure, you pay extra for that. But now, that practice might make a lot of sense. “Free toilet paper with every order over $100!!” It could work.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/01/2020 at 06:18 PM    avatar
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calendar   Tuesday - March 31, 2020

Gee, Too Bad

Drug Cartels Suffering, Raising Prices
Can’t get fentanyl from China right now

The onslaught of the coronavirus has not only sent the global economy tumbling – but it has also hit the black market where it hurts, and Mexican cartels are no exception.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has sent the price of heroin, methamphetamines, and fentanyl soaring as the likes of the Sinaloa cartel and its main rival the Jalisco “New Generation” struggle to obtain the necessary chemicals to make the synthetic drugs, which typically come from China but are now in minimal supply.

“The cartels have suffered from COVID-19 due to the inability to get the regular shipments of synthetic opioids and precursor chemicals for the massive production of meth from China,” Derek Maltz, a former special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Operations Division in New York, told Fox News. “The cartels have continued their production at a slower rate, but the demand seems to be increasing during these times of uncertainty in America. The shutdown of cities in China and travel in and out of China have also negatively impacted the flow of chemicals and drugs to Mexico.”

According to Maltz, the cartels have raised the prices of their products – as much as 400 percent – and “will get through the tough times,” especially since their business is so profitable.

Golly, that’s a terrible shame. And maybe with the borders closed somewhat more, they’re having a harder time smuggling it in as well. Sucks for them. Guess they’ll just have to try and get by with the hundreds of billions in cash they have sitting around.

I don’t think demand is going to decrease one bit. Junkies gotta junk, and will go without food or paying any other bills to spend what money they have on getting high. That’s what addiction means.

Quite a bit more at the link, describing changes to the cartels business model etc. 





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calendar   Monday - March 30, 2020

your daily tune

We need a remake of an old song. Call it “Rockin Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu”.

That’s for when you get tired of listening to “Kung Flu Fighting”.

Just don’t spin up “Another One Bites The Dust”.

Sad. I know. But lots of people are doing isolation play lists, some modified to be puns. #MeToo !!





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/30/2020 at 11:28 AM    avatar
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It Would Take A Miracle, Max

Sorry, this is a rough post. Actually, it started as an email paste and just got expanded a bit. And it’s 2am. Good night.

Doctor Vladimir Zelenko, Miracle Worker??

Rockland County NY, on the west side of the Hudson River across from Westchester County, and just 30 miles NW of NYC, currently has 2209 cases, and northern neighbor Orange County has 1247.

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko from Kiryas Joel. You know, the place up in Orange County that only had 14 cases? And also from Monsey NY… very likely from New Square or nearby. Both are very very similar communities, like Weschester’s New Rochelle NY and NJ’s Lakewood, only much moreso. Capice?

https://scontent.fagc1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/s960x960/91123497_10158203091111774_6588351459786489856_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=aPvbXr6xXP0AX-H0ayP&_nc_ht=scontent.fagc1-2.fna&_nc_tp=7&oh=bc4ea64888c01a5b5ea2ccd3f42ca799&oe=5EA4E252

Yeah, he’s treated 699 patients with HCQ ( Plaquenil )+ Z-Pack + Zinc and had 100% success. Well, at least with shortness of breath. Not much else mentioned at this point, except that nobody died or needed to be put on a ventilator.

“results within 4 to 6 hours”

In a video posted on YouTube, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family practitioner in New York, said he saw the symptom of shortness of breath resolved within four to six hours.

Read more ... and this is from 2 days ago, referring back to results he shared a week before that

https://techstartups.com/2020/03/28/dr-vladimir-zelenko-now-treated-699-coronavirus-patients-100-success-using-hydroxychloroquine-sulfate-zinc-z-pak-update/
https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3829531/posts
https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2020/03/19/kiryas-joel-video-coronavirus-spread-debunked/2879652001/

https://techstartups.com/2020/03/25/doctor-vladimir-zelenko-treated-350-coronavirus-patients-100-success-using-hydroxychloroquine-sulfate/

The whole treatment costs just $20.

the success story from Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a board-certified family practitioner in New York, after he successfully treated 350 coronavirus patients with 100 percent success using a cocktail of drugs: hydroxychloroquine, in combination with azithromycin (Z-Pak), an antibiotic to treat secondary infections, and zinc sulfate.  Dr. Zelenko said he saw the symptom of shortness of breath resolved within four to six hours after treatment.

Now, Dr. Zelenko provides updates on the treatment after he successfully treated 699 COVID-19 patients in New York. In an exclusive interview with former New York Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, Dr. Vladmir Zelenko shares the results of his latest study, which showed that out of his 699 patients treated, zero patients died, zero patients intubated, and four hospitalizations.

Dr. Zelenko said the whole treatment costs only $20 over a period of 5 days with 100% success. He defines success as “Not to die.”

OTOH, others in the community really do wish he’d just pipe down for now. All the news is giving their members a bad rep and causing problems.

KIRYAS JOEL - Village leaders and community groups issued a joint statement on Tuesday rebuking a local doctor’s predictions about the spread of the coronavirus and urging him to stop posting videos online about the outbreak or else leave Kiryas Joel and the Hasidic community out of them.

The unusual public plea from the village’s main congregation, health center and other organizations came after Dr. Vladimir Zelenko recorded at least seven videos, including one that predicted a rampant spread of COVID-19 in Kiryas Joel and another that led Fox News host Sean Hannity to invoke the community on his radio and TV shows on Monday.

“We the undersigned institutions strongly believe that the predictions presented by Dr. Zelenko have been proven false and are not supported by the overall medical establishment, specifically in his wild conclusions as to the spread of the virus in our community,” the letter stated.

They said those statements had spurred discrimination against its residents and made it difficult to staff local businesses that remain open during the state emergency. Zelenko had estimated 90% of Kiryas Joel had COVID-19 after 9 of his first 14 tests came back positive — a conclusion the Orange County health commissioner blasted as irresponsible.

About 25,000 people live in the Kiryas Joel community. Last time I checked, they only had 14 cases officially. Now he’s treated nearly 700? Either he really REALLY gets around, or else the local rumors (that Kiryas has 75% of all the cases in Orange County) are pretty much true.

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But is Tulicizumab even better?
https://techstartups.com/2020/03/27/breaking-tolicizumab-shown-effective-hydroxychloroquine-treating-coronavirus-patients-doctors-say/

according to doctors treating coronovirus patients in Italy, Tolicizumab, a drug used to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, has been shown to be more effective than hydroxychloroquine. Tolicizumab is so effective that the FDA gives green lights to Phase III Tocilizumab Trial for COVID-19 pneumonia. In a related report, Italian doctors said that a 101-year-old Italian man who survived the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and World War II, recovered from COVID-19.

In another report, scientists claim Tocilizumab has been shown to help cure 95 percent of critically ill coronavirus patients in China. Tocilizumab, which is marketed as Actemra, is taken by patients with rheumatoid arthritis to reduce inflammation. Chinese doctors gave it to 20 patients during the peak of of coronavirus epidemic. Nineteen of the patients were discharged within 14 days despite being critically ill. Actemra has now been approved for use in China and for trials in the US

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Tocilizumab, also known as atlizumab, is an immunosuppressive drug, mainly for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a severe form of arthritis in children. It is a humanized monoclonal antibody against the interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R).

I guarantee you Actemra costs a whole lot more than generic Plaquenil and generic Z-Pack. And some vitamin pills. Yeah, I picked up on the zinc angle a couple weeks back. Vitamin C and D too, also rumored to help. Taking selenium, another metallic supplement, was an earlier rumor.

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Not really related to this at all ... but little Putnam County NY, just north of Westchester (which has 8519 cases, 2nd in the nation only to it’s southern neighbor NYC), has a mere 142 cases. How is this possible?  Both counties are populous bedroom communities; commuters to NYC. Right across the Hudson, Orange County is also one these days, although it was the back of beyond as recently as 1985. Rockland has always been, ever since the bridges opened.
https://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/21/coronavirus-new-york-map-cases-by-county/2891036001/





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calendar   Sunday - March 29, 2020

Out Of Time

Yeah I know, it’s quarter to one in the morning. We both should be asleep by now, for a couple hours at least. But it’s not like we have to get up in the morning. We’ve kind of lost contact with time. It’s Monday now, I know that. But we’ll get up when we get up, and snoodle around the house all day doing whatever. More cleaning, more going through old clothes. Maybe make a bread? Meh, we managed to buy a regular loaf the other day so we’re set. Plenty of food in the house so we don’t have to go to the grocery store. Or the gas station. Or anywhere.

She’s working on her closet. Really going through all of it. She found her first bowling ball, a 10lb Power Groove. What a POS. It moved in with us, even though it was long out of use even then. She’s throwing a 13 pounder these days. Someday we hope to bowl again. When life is allowed to restart. But not today. Or this week. Probably not even this month. THIS SUCKS.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/29/2020 at 11:41 PM    avatar
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Sanitized For Your Protection

I did my weekly cleaning down in SP today. I’m a week late, but the place is closed like everything else. I figure I’d give any virus crap an extra week to die.

Then I went over the entire office with D-128. I used a full half gallon in my little sprayer, extra strength. Every hard surface. And my usual vacuuming and mopping. I was there three times longer than usual, but the place is as spotless and as sanitized as I can make it. Too bad they don’t have a carpet steaming machine or I would have used that too. So if, or when, the place ever opens again, it’s good to go. Driving down there, the highways were nearly empty. That office is in a large shopping center. Empty, except for a few rare people getting take out from the restaurants. It feels weird.

So I’m furloughed until they open again. What can you do?

At least OrangeManBad didn’t quarantine the whole NY/NJ metro area. Yet. AFAIK. And no new edicts from our commie governor “Red” Murphy either. Crossing my fingers. 





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calendar   Saturday - March 28, 2020

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/28/2020 at 11:22 PM    avatar
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So Typical

Africa goes into lock down, so naturally they immediately start beating, gassing, and shooting people.

South Africa’s military helped to enforce measures that include bans on sales of cigarettes and alcohol, even dog-walking. President Cyril Ramaphosa, in full military uniform, on the eve of the lockdown told troops to be a “force of kindness” and reminded police that “our people are terrified right now and we should not do anything to make their situation worse”.

Some feared the abuse of power. In Rwanda, which imposed a lockdown over the weekend, police have denied that two people shot dead on Monday were killed for defying the new measures. In Kenya on Friday, police fired tear gas at people crowding to board a ferry ahead of a curfew in Mombasa.

More lockdowns are expected; Eswatini on Friday barred unnecessary travel for 20 days. Twenty-four of Africa’s 54 countries already have fully closed borders, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/28/2020 at 12:04 PM    avatar
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Our Rights Have Been Trashed (For Our Own Good)

Rhode Island Hunting New Yorkers

You no longer have the right to free movement. As if you hadn’t noticed this already.

Rhode Island plans to send the National Guard out to knock door-to-door in an attempt to hunt down anyone who has arrived in the tiny state from New York City during the coronavirus pandemic. State police, meanwhile, have begun pulling over cars with New York state plates.

Gov. Gina Raimondo said anyone traveling there from New York will be ordered to undergo a 14-day quarantine and could face fines or even jail time if they’re found to not comply.

“Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Raimondo said at a news conference Friday. “That risk is called New York City.”

She isn’t wrong to be seriously concerned. She should also be hunting down Massachussets people, as Boston is another outbreak epicenter. Hey, let’s jail folks from New Hampshire, because Manchester.

How about the whole country walls off Rhode Island, all 10 square blocks of it, and leaves them to rot? Let the uppity fuckers die. No loss to the rest of us. How Dare They?™

I’m really getting chapped about this fascist power grab game of one-upmanship going on. Oh you did this in your state? Hold my beer. Watch us do something even more repressive.

Does any of this even help? Maybe it does, but these acts could be destroying the union that is the USA. Certainly giving it a beating.

Rhode Island, which had some 162 confirmed cases by late Friday compared to New York State’s total of more than 44,000, joined a host of other municipalities and states trying bar entry to New Yorkers living in the epicenter of the US’ coronavirus outbreak.

The Hamptons, counties north of the city [ Long Island,, east of NYC ], and governors in Florida, Maryland, Texas and South Carolina have all also ordered New Yorkers to keep out or undergo mandatory two-week quarantines.

Cuomo said he was opposed to such restrictions, at least within the state.

“I don’t like it socially or culturally,” Cuomo said during a radio appearance Friday on WAMC. “I don’t like what it says about us as one state, one family. Also, I don’t believe it’s medically justified.”

In Rhode Island, Raimondo maintained she’s within her emergency powers to impose the aggressive measures and said she had consulted with state lawyers.

“I know it’s unusual. I know it’s extreme and I know some people disagree with it,” she said.

“If you want to seek refuge in Rhode Island, you must be quarantined.”

If Cuomo is saying this isn’t justified, it probably is. He and DeBlasio have proven yet again what level of idiots they really are. But that’s almost beside the point.

Yeah yeah, the public good. Want to know who owns most of the homes in the Hamptons? People from New York City. So now it’s “illegal” for people to stay in their own houses if they have more than one?

This is so wrong. It screams Statist Opportunism. Is the only way to save America to destroy it? Are we My Lai village writ large? How much trampling can we take? And even more worrying, will it become the new normal when this shit is finally over? Will the jackboots stay on the feet because every sparrow that falls will be another emergency? When does government ever cede power except at gunpoint?





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calendar   Friday - March 27, 2020

Livin On The Edge

We salute you, Captain Obvious

The Northeast isn’t that big an area, but a whole lot of people live here.

I looked at some of those coronavirus numbers in a bit of detail this morning. It reminds me of those nuclear fallout drawings we used to see back in the day.

The vast majority of confirmed cases in the USA are within a 100 mile radius of New York City and within a 50 mile radius of Boston.

The news is full of the counts on a state by state basis, but if you look a little closer at the county level you’ll see the real story.

NY: 38,977
NJ: 6876
MA: 2417
PA: 1718
CT: 1012
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51,000

Entire USA: 69,246

That means that 73.65% - nearly three quarters - of all the cases are in these 5 states. 3 out of 4 cases. Crivens.

However, a huge portion of those cases are close to those two major metropolitan areas. Most of the rest of them are centered around the other minor metro areas like Philadelphia and Buffalo.

Out here in the “sticks” of rural NW NJ, Hunterdon County has 39 cases today. [ 6pm update: FUCK. We just got the automated emergency phone call. Now it’s 60 cases. That’s a 50% increase since this morning. ] Warren County, the next county up and even more rural, has 31. Down in the low population, even more rural, SE corner of the state, the combined total for Atlantic, Cumberland, Salem, and Cape May Counties is 22.

22. There are apartment buildings in NYC with more cases than that. Lack of testing could be a factor here, but I have my doubts.

The NJ counties closest to NYC have the most cases.

New York has a similar situation. New York City is the big one, with the four nearby counties of Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, and Suffolk having significant numbers, and moderate numbers up in Orange County, but the four smaller cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany have their own minor zones too. The rest of the state has very few infections.

Pennsylvania’s cases are centered around Philadelphia, with most of the counties along the Delaware River border with NJ showing the larger numbers. All of those counties are within the commuting zone to both NYC and Philly. Pittsburgh, out in Allegheny County, is it’s own minor hot spot.

It’s only 80 miles as the corona crow flies from New York City to Philadelphia.

The same situation holds true in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Even in New Hampshire, most of the cases are within 50 miles of Boston.

It will be very interesting, and rather frightening, to see if this wave spreads outwards with time, or if the lower population density and all this lockdown stuff provides a buffer. Or how the situation will change once tens of millions of fast tests come into use across the nation.

I probably have about 2 weeks until the wave hits here. Wonderful.




Related Update: New York State In Total Lockdown. Press release given at the poorly chosen time of 9:11am: 100% of the workforce must stay home if non-essential




This is also obvious. And true. When can we lamp-post the enemedia?

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/27/2020 at 10:29 AM    avatar
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Free The Gloves!

A Better Way: NJ Pol Cuts Red Tape, Gets 41M Falsely Impounded Gloves Released

While health care workers have been running short of protective equipment as they fight the coronavirus, more than 41 million medical gloves produced for a New Jersey-based company have been held in warehouses under federal government order since last September.

Until now.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agreed to release the gloves imported by Ansell Ltd., whose American headquarters are located in Iselin.

The gloves had been stored at facilities in Baltimore and Oakland, California, while the agency looked at whether they had been made with slave labor in Malaysia.

The charges turned out to be baseless, and Rep. Chris Smith, R-4th Dist., intervened at the company’s request and started calling federal officials to get the gloves shipped out.

He was able to pry them loose.

“At this critical juncture, when supplies of personal protective equipment are scarce and medical professionals need to be safeguarded from the coronavirus, we needed to act quickly and work with federal officials,” said Smith, who has led efforts in Congress to fight human trafficking and slavery worldwide.

Well good for him. Thanks. But you know what? In a real emergency, I don’t give a damn whether these were made by slaves or not. Are they of acceptable quality? Good enough, let them go.

Chris Smith is one of the few Republican representatives we have here in NJ.





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/27/2020 at 09:27 AM    avatar
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Standard Union Scamming

SEIU “finds” 39 Million Face Masks, sells them to states at huge mark-up

The union launched an exhaustive search for masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) five days ago in response to pleas from frontline healthcare workers that they need more protection and feel unsafe on the job as they treat the growing number of COVID-19 patients. SEIU-UHW has 97,000 members who work in hospitals across California.

Within 48 hours of painstakingly calling leads and potential suppliers, the union discovered a distributor who had the 39 million masks, and has since found another supplier who says his company can produce 20 million more masks a week. The union also has found a supplier who can deliver millions of face shields.

The union said it will be selling the masks to states, counties and hospitals for $5 apiece and claims it “has no financial interest in the transactions.”

Similar N95 masks are available on the Home Depot website for $23.97 for a box of 20, or about $1.20 apiece.

Sounds to me like someone was hoarding. And you know what happens to hoarders in an emergency, right?

“No financial interest” = Minimum $3.80 profit per mask X 39 million = CHA FRICKING CHING!! That’s a whole lot of slush to add to their Democrat Election funds.

I’ve seen boxes of masks. A box of 20 is half the size of a small loaf of bread. Probably 2 dozen boxes per case and at least 100 cases on a plastic wrapped pallet. That’s 48,000 masks per pallet: 39 million of them is 812 pallets full. 22-24 pallets fills a tractor trailer. 40 trucks worth. So it’s a small warehouse full. Let’s hope that the masks aren’t made in China. 





Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/27/2020 at 08:22 AM    avatar
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Allah Says Drink Rubbing Alcohol

Yeah, let’s let these idiot savages have nukes.

300 Dead In Iran From Drinking Methanol To Cure COVID

Iranian media reports nearly 300 people have been killed and more than 1,000 sickened so far by ingesting methanol across the Islamic republic, where drinking alcohol is banned and where those who do rely on bootleggers. It comes as fake remedies spread across social media in Iran, where people remain deeply suspicious of the government after it downplayed the crisis for days before it overwhelmed the country.

“The virus is spreading and people are just dying off, and I think they are even less aware of the fact that there are other dangers around,” said Dr. Knut Erik Hovda, a clinical toxicologist in Oslo who studies methanol poisoning and fears Iran’s outbreak could be even worse than reported. “When they keep drinking this, there’s going to be more people poisoned.”

Wino 101: There are two kinds of alcohol. Ethanol gets you drunk. Methanol gets you dead.

Methanol will kill the virus if applied topically; any alcohol breaks down fat and this virus has a lipid coating. But the stuff is poisonous to drink. So don’t. Not even if you hear that it’s a great fish tank cleaner. Which is probably isn’t either.





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